She may not have won Eurovision, but Norway’s Margaret Berger is poised to win some of your pounds, kroner and euros in the years ahead. After nine days and a total of 835 votes, we are proud to announce that Margaret is the winner of the 2013 Gina G Award for the Eurovision Artist Most Likely to Succeed Commercially.

The “I Feed You My Love” singer beat out fellow nominees Emmelie de Forest, Zlata Ognevich, Farid Mammadov and Dina Garipova to walk away with the title.

1. Margaret Berger 358 votes, 42.87%
2. Emmelie de Forest 187 votes, 22.4%
3. Zlata Ognevich 135 votes,  16.17%
4. Farid Mammadov 90 votes, 10.78%
5. Dina Garipova 65 votes, 7.78%

We had the opportunity to speak with Margaret in Malmö and it was evident that she believed in her song and its message about overcoming obstacles. Well, Margaret, our readers don’t think you’ll be facing any financial obstacles in the near future, so sit back, relax, and count your money honey!

The Gina G Award honours British artist Gina G who, despite finishing eighth at Eurovision 1996, went on to conquer the music charts worldwide with her Eurovision number “Ooh Aah…Just a Little Bit.” The award is just one of a dozen awards we have launched as part of the inaugural Valentina Monetta Awards. Our 12 categories—from best dressed to most most wronged at ESC—will identify the contestants who left the biggest impression on Eurovision fans, regardless of whether they won the contest or not.

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DOST1
DOST1
7 years ago

May I just say that “Who See” with “Igranka” was no.1 in the whole EX-YUGO region?
And had huge commercial success before the ESC?
And you didn’t had it as an option?
though I tend to agree that IFML is really something I love to see commercial.

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Glad to see you got it back up – good job 🙂

Vebooboo Nadella
7 years ago

Hi Alex. We are experiencing technical difficulties and Wiwi is working round the clock to try and sort this out. This generic layout is just a temporary fix until he can get the fab pink one up and running again 🙂

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Hey guys, what happened to the old layout? That one was much better! All the headlines were nicely condensed into one space and it was neater. Now it looks quite generic.

Jaz
Jaz
7 years ago

‘I Feed You My Love’ is definitely one of the songs that makes me think ‘If only it would catch on in America/the UK/Australia’ etc, people would love it. Congrats, M. Bergz.

I also think Krista Seigfrids has the power to go commercial. Oh, and Cascada.

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